Trump is facing a dangerous situation on obstruction of justice as former White House counsel Don McGahn is viewed as a credible witness by Democrats and Republicans.
CNBC’s John Harwood said on MSBNC, “I wanted to say the danger to the president is underscored by what Sally Yates said. Those elements that she pointed to — the instances she pointed to include the testimony of a highly credible witness to Republicans as well as Democrats. That’more began. He’s — don Mcghan. He’s a conservative lawyer but respected in Washington. The fact that he, in 30 hours of testimony to the special counsel outlined these events and would be in a position to affirm his account in public testimony, that is very dangerous for the president because the president’s own credibility is very weak, as we’ve seen for quite a long time.”
Trump is obstruction of justice peril
As Sally Yates said on Meet The Press, “I’ve been a prosecutor for nearly thirty years, and I can tell you that I have personally prosecuted obstruction cases on far, far less evidence than this, and yes, I believe that if he were not the President Of The United States, he would likely be indicted on obstruction.”
Don McGahn is a very credible witness because he didn’t work for Trump. McGahn’s job as White House counsel was to offer legal advice to the president on policy and other issues, but McGahn didn’t represent Trump or the president’s interests.
McGahn is dangerous for Trump because he witnessed all of the instances of obstruction of justice and testified to Robert Mueller about them. Obstruction of justice is at the center of the congressional investigations, and McGahan has the testimony that could send Trump straight down the road to impeachment.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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